swash

Help with Swashes, please!

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Please help! Are there any rules or formatting structures for using swashes to fill in negative space for a scrip or brush layout? Like are there any tips or do-and-don'ts of creation? I want to use some to add to my layout but i don't know where to begin or which ones to use if the font does not contain alternates or glyphs included in the original. Thanks in advance!

Name this font

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Could anybody tell me the name of this font?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21040707@N04/5264663006

I would love to purchase it for a food truck branding design I am currently working on but have no idea what it's called. I have a looming deadline for this thing and this is basically my dream font for the project. Any help would be much appreciated!

Logo Type

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Hi there!

I am fairly new to vectorizing type and I would like some very constructive and critical feedback. I am very new to Glyphs and that is what I used to build this out (see the below to get all intimate with my nodes). Please let me know what you think! Where I can improve it, and other thoughts.

Create Unicode for new glyphs

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Hi! I'm designing a layered typeface with three weights and some extra glyphs (ligatures, swashes and some weird alternates). I made open type feature for ligatures and kerns but I let some extra glyphs without feature. When I use those glyphs and I change the weight, the glyph doesn't change. For example, if I write "BARCELONA" with one of my extra B's, and I change the weight, it change all the word except the B.
I've been looking the generated file and it seems that those extra glyphs without feature doesn't have UICODE names, so when we change the weight, they doesn't change. I've tryied to use the option GLYPHS>GLYPHS NAME>GENERATE UNICODE but it doesn't work.
Anyone knows what can I do to generate the same UNICODE names on the three weights.

Really don't want to recreate this typestyle if I don't have to. Can anyone ID this?

This is a hailing port of my dad's friend. He wants it burned into a cutting board. I, being the artist in the family, am the go to guy for doing this. Usually its easy stuff, Times Roman, Palatino, Trajan, but this...would have to be totally recreated. I am not getting paid for this. Any help figuring out what typestyle this is would be vastly appreciated! I'd rather not tweak 2 or 3 hours worth of bezier handles if I can avoid it.

Swash 'N'

This is not exactly an ID, but I was wondering if anyone knew a typeface that contains alternates like the 'N' in this sample. I know this is HFJ Requiem and only for Nature Conservancy, but I am curious about other available fonts that have elaborate swashes on both sides of the 'N' like this one.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Arsenal free font for Cyrillic and Latin

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dear friends typophiles!
i am glad to present you new Arsenal contrast sans typeface. the project wins the contest for ukrainian font by Mystetsky Arsenal foundation and Stairfors design studio (some info in english about it you can find here and here).
so now it is typefamily of four fonts, released under OFL for free download.


interesting that it includes few unusual historic alternates for cyrillic letters (like latin-looking f with double bar for ф or round form for я) from old ukrainian origins.

Daphne by Georg Salden

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Daphne was developed from a text written with a broad nib pen. A large number of calligraphic swashes are available for the strong and sharp-edged figures of Daphne Expert. They can be added to the letters via OpenType feature. Because many swashes fit on different characters, the combinations possible are endless. Alternate and complete swash characters offer additional options. An unique application for designers with a calligraphic instinct.

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Clip by Urtd

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Clip is a display typeface inspired by the shape of a paperclip, but it’s not designed with the usual minimalistic modular approach. Instead, Clip mimics the construction, proportions and contrast of classic bold text typefaces and has one unique characteristic: each of its characters is drawn with only one single line.

Clip family consists of 3 fonts, Hair, Light and Regular, each with 745 glyphs (supporting more than 70 latin based languages), 4 stylistic sets and advanced OpenType features. When Stylistic set 1 is activated, the overlapping loops contract, giving the text a whole new character. Moreover, every uppercase character is also available in an ornamental swash variant, which means most of the capitals have four different versions.

Contextual Alternates gone Wrong--or, Fun with Froggy Swash Tail.

Sometimes you just do stuff for fun and the learning process. Here is a first cut on what will become Froggy Swash. That flying frog tongue which leaps out some great distance and snatches an unassuming bug off a lilly pad was the motivation. Also, a little fun poked at {calt} use in this day and age.

ChrisL

Structural sans-serif with swash?

This may be a common question, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a structural sans-serif (like Gotham or Proxima Nova) that had an alternate character set with colorful swashes, like Caslon or Garamond do.

I frequently find myself wanting to set headlines in a strong, simple face and then dress up one or two letters; if I had such a font in my back pocket, I think it could happen. I'd appreciate any leads!

Need little help with ending swash.

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Hi! My very first post - logged in because of this question.
I want to make the following rule in OT font:

(in human language) If the word ends with "r", it should be substituted with "r.alt"

So far I've been trying to understand FL manual, search this forum and google for tutorials, but with no luck at all.

Swashiness Crit, Please

Hello,

I'm working on a legacy mark to commemorate the 25th anniversary for a St. Louis arts organization. Out of several options, here's the direction my client picked. It's loosely based on Bodoni and Benton Modern.

If anyone could offer some input on how to improve the curves, I'd really appreciate it. Some areas don't feel quite right yet, particularly in the way the swashes above and below cradle the shapes of the numbers.

Feedback much appreciated.

Modified Script critique

Hello all,

I am working on a logo design for a photographer. I am finally to playing with beziers. I'd like some feedback on my progress. Attached is a little process of the modifications.

Let me know if you think something is too much or too little or if you have other suggestions. I want it to feel a little more natural, but mostly to just feel "right" if that makes sense.

Thanks!!

evan

www.evanmade.com